With Week 10 of college football wrapped up, ESPN released another addition of its weekly awards tracker on Tuesday morning.
The tracker projects the Big Ten’s offensive and defensive players of the year, while always projecting a different third award.
This week, the ESPN Big Ten analysts projected the Kwalick-Clark Tight End of the Year award.
Starting with the Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year, Ohio State’s J.T. Barrett came in at the top of the list.
The post said Barrett leads the conference in passing touchdowns with 17, is second in quarterback rankings at 69.6 and completion rate at 63.9.
Behind him is Northwestern receiver Austin Carr, Penn State running back Saquon Barkley, Ohio State running back Curtis Samuel and Michigan wide receiver Amara Darboh.
Minnesota running back Rodney Smith and Michigan quarterback Wilton Speight also received votes.
The analysts also projected the Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of the Year with a tie at the top.
Wolverine linebacker Jabrill Peppers and Buckeye safety Malik Hooker. Peppers got three first-place votes, while Hooker got two.
Peppers is the do-it-all player who has chipped in on offense, special teams and primarily defense. Hooker, on the other hand, is tied for the conference lead in interceptions with four.
Slotting in behind them was Wisconsin linebacker T.J. Watt, Wildcat defensive lineman Ifeadi Odenigbo and Nebraska safety Nathan Gerry.
Wolverine defensive back Jourdan Lewis and Husker defensive back Kieron Williams also received votes.
Last but not least was the tight end of the year projection.
Wolverine tight end Jake Butt leads the crew with four touchdowns and is one of the top tight ends in the country.
Following him were Nittany Lion tight end Mike Gesicki and Badger tight end Troy Fumagalli. Gesicki hasn’t committed a drop this season and Fumagalli leads the Big Ten in receiving yards with 351.